Tasmania is one of Australia's hidden gems, and is great for couples who don't want to travel far, but still want to feel a world away.
The island state contains many breathtaking national parks, so there is no shortage of choice for those couples that want to hole away in a private forest retreat, or enjoy strolling along a deserted beach, hand in hand.
However, one unmissable romantic location in Tasmania has to be Freycinet National Park, packed with natural beauty, delicious foods, luxurious accommodation and more than its fair share of romance.
A romantic couples break at Freycinet
There's nothing like discovering something beautiful together as a couple, and Freycinet offers an abundance of opportunities to stumble upon completely awe-inspiring sights with your loved one.
Wander the ruggedly beautiful Freycinet Peninsula and look to the skies together to gaze at jagged granite mountain peaks touching the sky.
Active couples will love the opportunity for forest hikes, beach activities and water sports, with the upcoming summer a perfect time to go swimming together - did someone mention a romantic sunset swim? Kayaking together is another great bonding activity, unless you start to argue about who is paddling the hardest!
Wineglass Bay in particular is a must-visit for couples. The shores of this picture-perfect beach curve flawlessly in a half-moon shape and the sand is pure white, a dazzling contrast to the beautiful azure water. This is the perfect place for a romantic picnic - just be sure to bring along a bottle of one of Tasmania's finest wines.
It's also a great place to spot wildlife together, wandering barefoot in sand looking out for sea-eagles and quolls, not to mention wallabies, wombats and even a Tasmanian devil or two if you're lucky.
Have a romantic experience on a scenic cruise along the bay and its surrounds where you might even see a pod of playful dolphins or migrating whales.
Indulge in Tasmanian luxury
For a perfect romantic dreamer's getaway, stay at the Saffire Freycinet luxury lodge. Here, you will be pampered beyond your expectations and by the end of your stay you are likely to want to hide out there forever.
Room options range from private pavilions to signature and luxury suites, all boasting heavenly soft beds, comfortable and stylish furniture, music and television, a beautiful bathroom and more features to make your stay absolutely unforgettable.
There are on-site spa facilities, so relax with a couple's massage, facial or beauty treatment, or enhance your wellbeing practising yoga together - there's even a gym for you to enjoy.
The lodge is surrounded by nature, so you can pass your time strolling, taking photographs amongst the gorgeous scenery and making memories together.
Don't forget that Tasmania is a master of all things mouth-watering, so be sure to sample the fine dining on offer. Hugh Whitehouse, executive chef of Saffire Freycinet, has a lifetime of experience with fresh and natural produce and has worked in all around the world with famous culinary experts.
His menu at the lodge is different daily to reflect the ever-changing natural environment and as a bonus, you can enjoy his masterful flavours in tandem with the restaurant's panoramic views - an ideal lover's night out.
Tasmania is simply a romantic's dream, so for your next romantic getaway, consider Freycinet National Park. Once you've laid your eyes upon Wineglass Bay, beautiful forests and the Saffire Freycinet, you'll want your stay to last a lifetime.